Microphysical Properties of Warm Clouds During The Aircraft Take-Off and Landing Over Bucharest, Romania
1 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, P.O.BOX, MG-11, Magurele, Bucharest, Romania
2 National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” (INCAS), Bucharest, Romania
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Published online: 7 June 2016
This paper is focused on airborne measurements of microphysical parameters into warm clouds when the aircraft penetrates the cloud, both during take-off and landing. The experiment was conducted during the aircraft flight between Bucharest and Craiova, in the southern part of Romania. The duration of the experimental flight was 2 hours and 35 minutes in October 7th, 2014, but the present study is dealing solely with the analysis of cloud microphysical properties at the beginning of the experiment (during the aircraft take-off) and at the end, when it got finalized by the aircraft landing procedure. The processing and interpretation of the measurements showed the differences between microphysical parameters, emphasizing that the type of cloud over Bucharest changed, as it was expected. In addition, the results showed that it is important to take into account both the synoptic context and the cloud perturbation due to the velocity of the aircraft, in such cases.
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